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Sanyo Xacti DSC-S1

Aug 21, 2003 at 21:30 GMT

Sanyo Japan have today announced their new Xacti DSC-S1. This 3.2 megapixel camera has a 3x optical zoom lens and excellent battery life. It has a startup time of approx 1.9s, shutter lag of approx 0.05s and a shot to shot time of approx 2.0s. It will be available on 19 September for approximately 40,000 Yen.

Specifications

CCD 1 / 2.7 type approximately 3.33 megapixel primary color system CCD
Effective pixels Approximately 3.2 megapixel
Memory Card SD/MMC card
Picture format Still : JPEG type (DCF * 12 , DPOF * 13 , Exif Ver2.2 * 14 conformity),
Movie format: QuickTime
Image sizes Still: [ 2880 ] 2880�2160 pixel[ 2048 ] 2048�1536 pixel[ 1600 ] 1600�1200 pixel[ 640 ] 640�480 pixel
Connected: [ 2048 ] 2048�1536 pixel[ 1600 ] 1600�1200 pixel[ 640 ] 640�480 pixel
Movie: [ 320 ] 320�240 pixel[ 160 ] 160�120 pixel (frame rate: 15fps)
Lens F = 5.6 - 16.8mm (35mm film conversion 36mm - 108mm)
Optical 3 time zoom lens 6 groups 7
F2.8 (W) - F4.9 (T) automatic focusing
Focus distance Standard: 50cm - XXINF macro: 6cm (W) /16cm (T) - 50cm
Shutter speed Still picture * connected copying: 1/2 - 1/2000 seconds (at the time of flash radiation 1/30 - 1/2000 seconds)
(Night scene * scenery mode 2 - 1/2000 seconds)
Animated picture clip: 1/30 - 1/10000 second
Digital zoom When photographing: Maximum of 4x
When playing back: Maximum of 45x
Automatic focusing TTL 5 point range AF
Exposure control Program AE exposure revision: �1.8ev (0.3EV step)
Sensitivity Automatic (ISO 50 - 200)
White balance Automatic: Full automatic TTL,
Manual: 4 modes (fair weather * cloudy * fluorescent light * incandescent lamp)
Self-timer 2 seconds in operation time / 10 second
Flash Automatic / fill / off / red eye reduction
Liquid crystal monitor 1.6 Type TFT color liquid crystal approximately 80,000 pixels (range of vision ratio approximately 100%, brightness adjustment: 7 stages)
Viewfinder Optical finder
Connections Video output (composite video NTSC/PAL)
USB1.1
Battery AAA alkaline dry cell �2 (bundled)
lithium battery (CR-V3) �1 (optional)
AAA nickel hydride battery �2 (optional)
AC adapter (DSA-3C4A optional)
Battery life LCD OFF : Approximately 570
LCD ON : Approximately 220
Playback: Approximately 260
Size 99.8 (W) �63 (H) �30 (D) mm (lens not extended)
Weight Approximately 145 g (without battery) approximately 190g (with alkaline dry cell and SD memory card included)

Click here for the Sanyo product info page (Japanese)